Experience Tokyo’s rich sake brewing heritage with a private tour of the city’s oldest brewery and a scenic riverside walk.
This unique tour offers a glimpse into the centuries-old art of sake production, along with the chance to explore the beautiful Tama valley.
Meet your knowledgeable local guide at JR Shinjuku station and enjoy an 80-minute train ride to the brewery.
Taste various types of sake, learn about the brewing process, and learn about the history and significance of this traditional Japanese beverage.
- The tour offers a private visit to Tokyo’s oldest sake brewery.
- Participants will enjoy a scenic riverside walk in the Tama valley.
- The tour requires a moderate level of physical fitness and includes an 80-minute scenic train ride.
- Cancellation is allowed up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund, but no changes or refunds are accepted less than 24 hours before the start time.
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Meeting Point and Start Time
The meeting point and start time for the private tour of Tokyo’s oldest sake brewery and riverside walk is at the information desk in front of the south exit of JR Shinjuku station, where you will meet their local guide.
It’s important to arrive on time as the tour will begin promptly at 08:55 AM. The information desk is conveniently located just inside the JR south entrance of Shinjuku station, across the street from the NEWoman building.
Participants are advised to wear comfortable footwear as there will be a moderate amount of walking involved. Plus, it’s recommended to dress in weather-appropriate clothing, as the Tama valley where the brewery is located tends to be slightly cooler than central Tokyo. This ensures that participants are comfortable throughout the tour.
End Point and Recommendations
Where does the activity end and what recommendations are provided for participants?
The activity ends back at the meeting point, which is in front of the information desk at JR Shinjuku station’s south exit.
Participants are recommended to wear comfortable footwear as there’s a moderate amount of walking involved.
The end point is conveniently located near public transportation, making it easy for participants to continue their journey after the tour.
It’s important to note that the Tama valley, where the sake brewery is located, is slightly cooler than central Tokyo. Therefore, weather-appropriate clothing is recommended to ensure comfort throughout the experience.
However, it’s important to note that the venue isn’t wheelchair accessible.
Fitness Level and Train Ride
Participants should have a moderate physical fitness level and will enjoy an 80-minute train ride to reach the sake brewery. This tour isn’t recommended for travelers with back problems, pregnant travelers, or those with heart problems or serious medical conditions.
The train ride offers a scenic journey through the beautiful landscapes of Tokyo, allowing participants to relax and soak in the surroundings. It’s important to note that the brewery is located quite a distance from the meeting point, but the train ride provides a convenient and comfortable means of transportation.
During the ride, you will have the opportunity to chat with their guide and learn more about the history and culture of sake brewing. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the train ride as you make your way to Tokyo’s oldest sake brewery.
Cancellation can be made up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund. Here is the refund process for the private tour:
If you decide to cancel the tour at least 24 hours before the start time, you’ll receive a full refund of the amount you paid. This gives you the flexibility to change your plans without any financial loss.
However, if you cancel less than 24 hours before the start time, unfortunately, you won’t be eligible for a refund. The tour operator has to make preparations and arrangements in advance, and last-minute cancellations can result in lost opportunities for other potential participants.
It’s important to note that any changes made less than 24 hours before the start time won’t be accepted. The cut-off times for cancellation are based on the local time of the experience.
Directions to the Meeting Point
To reach the meeting point, participants should meet their local guide in front of the information desk at JR Shinjuku station’s south exit, as mentioned earlier. This meeting point is conveniently located just inside the JR south entrance of Shinjuku station, across the street from the NEWoman building. It’s easily accessible and serves as a central hub for transportation in Tokyo.
JR Shinjuku station is the nearest station to the meeting point, making it easily accessible for participants. When you arrive at the station, look for the information desk at the south exit, where your guide will be waiting for you. This landmark will help you easily locate the meeting point and start your tour on time.
Directions to the Oldest Sake Brewery
The local guide will lead the way to the oldest sake brewery using clear directions and a compound preposition.
From the meeting point at JR Shinjuku station’s south exit, the guide will direct the group to the nearest train station.
The group will board a train and enjoy an 80-minute ride through the picturesque Tama valley, taking in the scenic views of the lush greenery and serene river.
Upon arrival at the brewery’s nearest station, the guide will lead the group on a short walk to the brewery, passing through charming streets lined with traditional Japanese houses.
As they approach the brewery, the group will catch a whiff of the rich aroma of sake being brewed, heightening their anticipation for the tasting experience that awaits them inside.
With the local guide’s expert directions and seamless transportation, the group will have a smooth journey to the oldest sake brewery, ready to enjoy the world of sake production and indulge in its delightful flavors.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is Transportation Included in the Tour Fee?
Transportation details are not included in the tour fee. Travelers have various cost options for transportation, including an 80-minute train ride from Shinjuku. The guide will be present during the journey to assist and provide information.
Are Food and Drinks Included in the Tour?
Yes, food and drinks are included in the tour. Travelers will have the opportunity to enjoy a sake tasting experience at Tokyo’s oldest brewery, along with a traditional Japanese cuisine pairing.
Can Children Participate in the Tour?
Children can participate in the tour, but there may be age restrictions for certain activities. It is recommended to check with the tour provider for specific details regarding children’s activities and age requirements.
Is Photography Allowed During the Tour?
Photography is allowed during the tour, allowing visitors to capture the historical significance of the sake brewery. Guests are encouraged to document their experience and share it with others.
Are There Any Restroom Facilities Along the Walking Route?
Yes, restroom facilities are available along the walking route. The tour fee includes transportation, so participants can easily access these facilities.
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The Sum Up
To sum it up, this private tour of Tokyo’s oldest sake brewery and riverside walk offers a unique opportunity to explore the rich history and traditions of sake brewing.
With a knowledgeable local guide leading the way, participants won’t only get to taste various types of sake but also learn about the intricate brewing process and the significance of this traditional Japanese beverage.
This memorable and enriching experience is perfect for sake enthusiasts and history buffs alike.